The pursuit of knowledge knows no age limit, and scholarships designed specifically for adult learners play a pivotal role in breaking barriers and creating opportunities for those who seek to further their education later in life.
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First Literacy Scholars
On August 16 the Office of Boston Mayor Michelle Wu hosted the 2023 First Literacy Scholarship Ceremony at The Great Hall in Boston. The ceremony celebrated the 43 adult learners who were awarded First Literacy Scholarships for the 2023-2024 school year.
Earning a college degree is no easy feat. There are often late nights cramming for an exam, weekends spent writing papers and for many First Literacy scholars there is the added stress of juggling work, family, and the challenges that come along with being an English language learner. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, and unwavering determination and perseverance is essential to crossing the finish line.
Is there anyone who doesn’t want to make a difference in the world … whether it be making a difference through their work, or in the lives of others? At First Literacy, we know that our work makes a difference. And those of you who support our work can know that you are making a difference, too.
As the year comes to a close, we tend to spend a lot of time thinking about what we’re grateful for – but how often do we consider how grateful we are for our ability to read and write?
First Literacy Hosts Open House Thanking Supporters and Showcasing Progress Towards Eradicating Low Literacy Throughout Massachusetts
On September 21 First Literacy opened its doors to the public for the first time in two years. Like many other organizations, the pandemic forced the First Literacy office to close resulting in virtual gatherings.